What are dynamos and why do you need one? Dynamos are ingenious cycling components, generally taking the form of a wheel hub, that allow you to harness some of the […]
I have now written two semi-comprehensive posts about choosing and equipping your perfect bicycle for cycle touring. I thought it would be helpful to follow these up with a post […]
So the day has finally arrived. It has come around quickly. We are off. In the air. Next stop, Alaska. This photo is from my iPhone during a training […]
I fly out to Alaska on Wednesday so am having a busy last few days sorting everything out for the next two months I’ll be on the road. Two months […]
It is almost 3 years since this point. Tom and I had just cycled over 3000 kilometres around Europe and were about to hop on to the ferry home. It […]
Exploring up and down the cobbled hill-town of Frigiliana, Spain.
So there haven’t been a huge amount of posts recently and this is the main reason, I have been doing a lot of rowing. A couple of weeks ago I […]
There are many different types of bike available, many of which you can use for cycle-touring. Therefore the quest of searching for a perfect bike for your first tour or […]
Being dwarfed by the impressive towers of the Grand Palace, Bangkok.
An impressive sunset during a short cycle tour to Durham from Manchester.
The rowers are always up early, come rain or shine. This time it was definitely shining.
The sun setting over the Isis after a lovely sunny rowing session.
An action shot of Wat Arun from the river, Bangkok.
Cycling is such a good mode of travel, it is slow enough that you can take in your surroundings but fast enough that you can cover significant distances if you […]
One of the largest, and probably one of the most colourful markets in the world. A maze of roads, people, and colours.
It’s always fun taking different forms of transport while you’re travelling.
So it has actually been a while since I have written a post detailing what is going on in my life and what my current plans are moving forward. This […]
So much sky.
So many golden Buddhas around the temple.
Every temple is intricate and interesting in its own way.
Such a great peaceful view of Bangkok at the top of the Golden Mount, although there is quite a few steps up to the top!
It is so much fun to wander about the streets of Chiang Mai at night. Many bargains can be had at the markets too!
As I mentioned in a previous post I received one of these for Christmas. Mine was probably pretty cheap as it was given away at a conference. However it performs […]
He just wanted to say ‘hi’.
It wasn’t raining but they were just shy.
Okay so ‘Boris bikes’ have been around for a good few years in London now. They’ve even made their way to far flung reaches of the world, climbed mont Ventoux […]
While trekking through the jungle we had to cross many fast flowing rivers, fortunately we made it across this one without getting too wet!
Trekking through the jungle in Northern Thailand, looking out over to the mountains where our guide was born in Burma.
The sun was getting low as we finished our epic journey from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui, one long day of travelling on almost every form of transport.
Mae Haad, Koh Pha Ngan. Definitely one of the best beaches I have visited. The snorkelling is amazing with reef sharks, turtles, and whole shoals of exotic fish! Although I […]
One of my favourite photos of this year, taken at Sunset on Sunset Beach, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand. Happy New Year!
It’s that time of year again. The days are getting increasingly short. The trees have long since waved good-bye to their leaves. The temperature has plummeted. Despite all these negative […]
Strong rocks, worn away by the ever-powerful wind.
Nighttime flower market, Bangkok
When I visited Thailand in the summer I left with no plan of what I was doing with my three and a half weeks, I had only booked accommodation for […]
Democracy Monument, Bangkok
Many items are essential when you are travelling or backpacking and many of those I will not list here as then this would become a tedious list of obvious items. […]
Looking up to the town of Frigiliana, Andalucia.
Thai food is outstanding. It is everywhere in Thailand and offers an amazing way to understand the culture. Different places have different local dishes and flavours. There are also the […]
Standing like giants, the impressive limestone of El Torcal.
Alastair Humphreys has been on the adventure writing scene for a while now, I reviewed the amazing first book of his around the world cycle here. He has been National […]
When travelling in Thailand I was taken aback by how happy and smiley the nation was. If you give anybody a smile they will smile back and if you are […]
Amazing patterns decorating the inside of Alhambra Palace, Granada.
Not a bad view for a quick break on Mam Tor.
Seeing faces in rocks at El Torcal, Andalucia.
Stone formations in the sea near Grandmother and Grandfather rocks on Koh Samui, Thailand
#1 Karen Village This is a hill-tribe in the Northern part of Thailand, close to the Burmese border. When we arrived in Chiang Mai we were able to book a […]
Hiking along the ridge.